The Daily Telegraph

Jen­rick’s fam­ily faced death threats over me­mo­rial plan

- By Gabriella Sw­er­ling Crime · Society · London

THE Hous­ing Sec­re­tary needed po­lice pro­tec­tion af­ter threats to kill his fam­ily and burn his house down amid a row over a na­tional Holo­caust Me­mo­rial.

Robert Jen­rick said he was threat­ened af­ter be­ing ac­cused in a High Court hear­ing last month of hav­ing a “stark con­flict of in­ter­est” over plans for the me­mo­rial out­side the Houses of Par­lia­ment.

The London His­toric Parks and Gar­dens Trust be­gan le­gal ac­tion against the Gov­ern­ment over its de­ci­sion-mak­ing process. The High Court yes­ter­day con­firmed the Min­istry for Hous­ing, Com­mu­ni­ties and Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment acted prop­erly. Mr Jen­rick, who is mar­ried to an Is­raeli, said the “anti-semitic abuse” showed the “para­mount im­por­tance of the me­mo­rial”.

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